AMERICUS, GEORGIA. SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER -25. 1881.
w. l. glessner.
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PROFESSIONAL & BUSINESS CARDS
W. H. K1MBROUH,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
LEESBURG]!, - - GEORGIA.
Collections a Specialty - .
\f. II. GUKRRY. DUPONT GUERRY.
GUERRY & SON,
(Office np atnire over OranLerry it Uarlow's
Will practice in all the Courts, both State and
W. F. BURT,
DEN T 1ST,
Guarantees intlsfactlon In the most difficult
cases. All work wurrnntcd. Office on Lamnr
struct, over T. M. K lenN.. Refers tn his nrofes
itmal record. ni.iy 12 wumls-wit.
II. D. HINTON.
J. C. MATUEWB.
HINTON & MATHEWS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Court of toe Bute of Georgia, and the District
Court of the United States, and In ail other court*
t»y special contract.
Oltlce ra Hawkins’ new buildliijr, Lamar birett.
W. D. HEARS.
M.W.J. SEARS A SOI
E. A. CUTTS,
ATTORNEY AT I.AW-
p Will practice In nil ,tho Courta throughout the
South western Circuit. Special attention given to
So namermii are tho
developments of Mala
ria that people contin
ually suffer from Mils
noxious poison when
they least imagine i
l* t !inking III tlielrsy*-
CHRISTMAS CHIMES FOR 1881.
WRITTEN FOR the RECOI1DK C.
King out Joyously, Christmas Ralls !
Swt-et to the *tory your music tells —
“ This is the day of the Savior's birth—
Glory to God, ami Peace on cartli—
Peace on earth, Good will toward men,”
The chimes re e -bo again und ugain.
*Tis the same story the Angels told
To the Shepherds, tending their flocks of old,
When the wl»c men followed from afar
T ie light of that ia Rant guidu g oar
1111 they c» no where the Inflint Savior lay,
Hi* cradle u manger, His bed of hay.
And there, in the morning gray ami dim.
They fell at llis feet and worshipped Him,
While heaven and earth were echoing still,
The glorious am hem— 1 “Peace, Good will.”
It wa* years and ytars and teams ago—
Yet through them all does the music flow,
And falls on our waiting souls to-day,
Like a son of lore, or a glimmering ray
From the infinite joy of the unseen shore,
Where they who have loved us, and gone before,
Are waiting till I)erth shall brinejn* release,
And w* join them i»» tin realms of pence.
“Glory to Ood" chime the Mis again,
**An<J on earth, peace,” sounds the sweet refrain
‘•Peace, pence Oil earth, good will, good will"
Our hearts repeat, with an exquisite thrill
So sweet, so pure, it Is almost pain,
And tho air vibrates with tl|o gladsome strain,
Till earth and heaven are thrilling again.
W Ith tidings of -Peace, flood will to Men.”
Peal forth gloriously, Sabbatii Kb .l* !
IVondrott* the story your pealing te-1# !
“Tli s Is the day y ear Savior arose,
Triumphing over tho Inst of foes.”
Ill-* love had yesrued o'er i uined man,
And fur bis ran-oni formed a plan;
And, Author of heaven, earth and skies,
He veReJ His gloty in liumun guise;
And in that nature, upon Him laid,
j The sins of the Universe were arrayed,
But He met and conquered every foe
Man ever knew, or e'er can know,—
Tempted in all |M»ints, even as we,
I’d without sin, He has made us free
Who were slaves to Sin, a:.d opened the way
Through on;tb and death to entile** day.
And the last foe He conquered was Death !
"T s flnlidied," He cried, and gave hi* breath.
Then down through the valley we all inu*t tread
Ere we Mae with Him, ti e way He lid.
Hut Death and the Grave could not confine
Tho -Well-beloved,” ‘■Supreme," ‘•Divine,'*—
He burst their bonds, and jrth Ha eamc,
Ora Kisrn Loan, and through Ills Name
He bids iu come, repent and live,
I'uudon andjpeuc- and heaven receive.
Well may the Nations join their voice.
And earth and al! h«*r tribes rejoice.
And angels join with us to s'i g
The praises of our Savior, King -
While the g'a-1 bells reptat ti c strain,
*'Tlis t Lor«l Is risen, lie lives again -
l 'h III it nud Fssrr,
Intermit I* ft Ft
>, Urnerut inability.
and have their origin in m disordered liver, which
it not regulated in time, great suffering,
tallies* and death will ensue.
Simmons LI'er Kmilitoii,
is absolutely certain In Its r. m«ll..l effvets and
nets more promptly In curing all forms of Mulsrial
dlxeaMS than calomel or qnmlne, wi’lmut *uy •>!
the injurious consequences which M.ow their use.
If taken occasionally by persons exposo*l to
It will Expel the Poison nntl protcot
them from attack I
As evidence, sec extract from W H Yules* letter,
where the Regulator atfo.d.d prateefon Iron* P e i
worst and most ika.dy type of Malaria, to wit.
Yellow Fever. ..
‘•bits: I havo stood Ibc storm of four epidem
ics of the Ysllow Fever. I bad It the II rat visit*
tfon, but dating fbi other three I nsed jour med
icine. I was continually in the rooms of tb# tick
nnd dying, but i escaped. 1 b**o had several to
nsk me how 1 escaped; 1 told them It was all
owing to the virtue of your Simmons Liver Regu
lator. If the Fever was to break out ugsia, and 1
had a Iwttloof vour Jtrgulntor, I would foci as
safe a# If! was 1000 mResuway.
•-Memphis Teno., April It 1870."
Having neutralized the poison «f Malaria In
such extrem-r cases, it eon be idled on u» u sov
ereign SjKcJle and Antidote In milder foru.s.
Buy only the genuine in white wrapper, with
red prepared ouly by J. 11. Zcllin St Uo.
CiimsTMAs and Sabuatii, this d .y im cl
And join their tidings to repeat:—
Sweet bells proehiim a Savior's birth,
unswi-ring chime* ielute to earth,
How lie who died and rose again
i, and forever more shall reign.'
And while tho Ransomed Choi s above
Are charging of Redeeming Love,
Our grate,'til heaits shall join the song.
While myriad bells .henotes proloug,
Till earth’s nmolest corner hear,
And heaven's van. couit*resound'ng clear
Shall echo back, 'Praise to IPs Nsinr,"
"Glory to God on High proclaim."
•‘And on earth, lNncs, Good mil toward 1
"Ova I.onn is Risk*, 11k Livkm Aoai»."
disappointed. Most of that even-
j ing little Junoy, the youngest girl,
1 sat singing:
••tvii’yon M*-IIy KlUma.t
Wi.-you Molly Kltimai! 1 '
11» a quaint, minor key, that wasn’t
I plaintive enough to he sail, nor
' inerry enough to he jolly, but only
a sweet monotony of souuds and
words showing that slid was con-
. tented, and didn’t feel any of tile
| dreadful aches and pains which
sometimes distressed her so.
For a week, Jack wondered and
mused within himself how he
could get something for his Christ
mas presents for his little sisters.
He couldn't make any thing at home
without their seeing it, nor at
school without the teacher seeing
it, or else the big boys plaguing him
about it. Besides, he wou'd rath
er buy something pretty, sun!- as
they lmd never seen belore—china
dolls in pink dresses, or something
of that kind. One morning, how
ever, Jack discovered some quail-
trucks in the snow near the straw-
stack, and lie no longer wondered
about ways and means, but ill a
moment was awake to the impor
tance of this discovery. That
very evening he made a wooden
trap, nnd the ngxt morn ! ng early
set it near the stack, and laid an in-
\ iting t rain of wheal quite up to it,
and scattered a little inside. He
told liis sisters, Mary and Janey,
about tlie trap, hut not wligt lie
meant to do witlitlieqiiuils when he
caught them. That nltcrnoon Jack
went to liis trap, and to ids un
bounded joy found an imprisoned
quail, frozen stiff, lie quickly set
tlie trap again, and ran to the
house with his bird. All that ev
ening lie worked at quail-traps and
made three more.
It was so much warmer that
their mother let tlie children stay
up a little later than usual; and
Alary ventured to bring out her
playthings and .fancy's. These
were two dolls, some bits of broken
dishes, and a few little pine blocks.
Mary watched her mother’s face
until she was sure she was “feeling
good” before she ventured to be
gin to play, because on days when
mother was very discouraged, it
made her feel worse it tlie children
were noisy, nnd so they would keep
quid nnd speak in whispers.
“I>ocs Santa Claus bring dolls?”
asked Mary, suddenly, ot Jack.
“Oil yus; dolls with pretty pink
dresses on; and little biinuits and
pink shoes; and little cuiiherds to
keep their dutie s in, and chairs,
and everything” said Jack, enthu
“Oh, inyl" sighed Marj-, us she
looked dolefully at their poor little
heap of toys.
Header, their dolls were cobs,
with square pieces of calico tied
around them fordre-scs; and alter
Tlie next Saturday was two days
before Christmas, and how beauti
ful were all the stores on the village
street! Even the groceries had
Christmas toys and Christmas
trees. A good many boys and
pics, nnd, filling a peck measure j beginning to untie the strings,
witli them, passed them around \ lie lnid out package after pack-
among the men who sat and stood age on the floor, ifis wife knelt
nbo|it tho stove. j down liy them in a maze of astonish-
“Take ’em home to your little ment. Then, with a great deal of
_ ... fo,li9 if you don’t want ’em,” lie enjoyment, Mr. Boyd untied them
girls stood around tlie store win- ; said, when any one hesitated. | one by one, showing candy nuts
down pointing out tho things they There were three or four apples j oranges, shoes, nnd all the rest, ex-
npicce, and Air. Boyd put all his in eept the calico dress, which he kept
liis pockets, with a slight feeling of, out of sight.
Christmas warmth beginning to Aladdin felt very fine when he
thaw In his heart. J found Hie cave-ftill of precious
After this cheery purchaser lud stones, hut I don't believe lie was
most admired, nnd wondering
whatSnnta Claus would bring them.
Jack had fifteen quails, which
brought him thirty cents; so he
was lion- tlie owner of fifty cents
which was more monev than h» | gone some one asked: “Wlm U that! eh happier than Mr*. Bovd.
ever possessed in all his life before. I clmp?”
But when two dolls wire bought, “He’s the new Superintendent of
and they weren’t very line dolls I tlie Orplinu Asylum,” answered
either, there were only twenty j Mr. Aiiinger, rubbing liis hands
cents left. Jack did mean to buy
something (or his mother too, hut
lie had to give that up, ami; after
looking over the bright colored
toy-books in the show ense, he se
lected two little primers, one witli
a pink cover nnd one witli a blue
one, and with a big nclic in his
tliroat, parted with liis last ten
cents for cundy. How very, very
little he was bttying after all, and
not one-tiling for his dear mother
who had sat up till two o’clock tlie
night before, mending his ragged
clothes for him.
Jack’s heart was very-heavy ns
he walked out of tlie gay store with
such a little package, but it sunk
still lower when his father’s tali
form loomed up suddenly before
him right in front of tho door.
“What you doing here?” lie
“Been buying a few things,”said
“Let me see 'em,” said liis fntlicr.
Jack tremblingly opened his
“Wliere’d you get the inonev?”
again ; “and a mighty nice man lie
is, too. Pays for all them things
out of Ids own pocket. Very fond
of children. Always likes to sec
There were two or three men
around that stove who hung their
heads, and Mr. Boyd was one of
Her eyes were so tearful that there
seemed to bo about eight pairs of
shoes, ten bags, and half a dozen
Mr. Boyds; but site managed tolaj-
Imndson tlie real one, and Idm site
embraced fervently. Then she
hrought out tlie cookies nnd sugar
halls she had made, and said to her
husband, in a very sliainc-faeed
“Sec my poor presents ; I didn’t
know the children would Imronny-
“ Willi quails,"said Jack, meekly.
Ills father fumbled over the
things with Ids big, inillciicd hand,
nnd said quite sternly: “For tlie
girls, I s'pose.”
“Yes, sir,” answered Jack, be
ginning to feci relieved.
“Well, run along home,”
Jack was only too happy to do
so. There wasn't much uyinpntliy
between him ami Ids father, nur,
indeed, between his father and tiny
of tho fandlj-—tlmt is; there didn’t
seem to be; hut I guess tho stream
was frozen over, and only needed a
few gleams of sunshine to make it
bubble oil, laughing and gurgling
as in tlie best of hearts.
Jack related Ids adventures to
liis mother in whispers,and Idd the
Christinas articles In the wash-
boiler until such tube us they
them. Ho hung his the lowest, I tiling nice, and I made these. I
perhaps, because lie had the long- guess I won’t put ’em in their
est neck. I don’t know what tlie stockings, though, now.”
other men did—something good
nnd pleasant, I hope—lint Air.
Boyd thought nnd thought. First
lie thought how the “orphnnts”
were going to have a brighter and
merrier Christmas than his own
children, who had botli father und
mother. Then lie thought about
sweet, patient little Janey, nud
quiet Alary, and generous' Jack,
who had taken so much pains to
give pleasure to ids sisters, und n
great rush of shame filled Ids
heart. Now, when Mr. Boyd was
once thoroughly aroused, lie was
alive through the whole of Ins long
frame. Hu thumped his knee witli
Ids fist, then nroso and walked to
tho counter, where ho dealt out
rapid orders to the astonished
grocer for nuts, candies and or
anges ; not in such large quanti
ties, to be sure, as tlie “orplmnts”’
ti'iend hud done, but generous
enough for threecldldrcn. And lie
bought n eulico dress for his wife,
and a pair of shoes for each of the
little girls, und a cap for Jack.
That store contained everything,
from grindstones to shite pencils,
and from whale oil to pepper mint
drops. These purchases, together
witli some needful groceries, took
all Air. Boj-d's monev, except a
few pennies, hula Christinas don't-
care feeling pervaded Ids being,
and lie borrowed a bag, into which
ho slowed Ids goods, nnd set out
It was a pretty heavy bagful,but
its henviue s only made Mr. Boyd’s
should be wnntcd for certain siiiuil
stockings. He to'd Ids mother I heart the lighter. When lie reach
•how Sony lie was not to have n I ed home lie stood the hug lip in one
present for her, nnd that little ! corner, as if it held turnips, nnd
speeeli went a long way toward j said: “Don't meddle with lliat,
making her liappj-. That night children.” Then ho went out again,
she sat up—I wouldn't dare tell and spent the rest of the short day
hearing what Jack said.’ U wasn’t! A 011 how late—making cookies— in chopping wood, which was very
so much fun pltiying, nnd the little something that lmd n’t been in tlie : cheering to his wife. So many
girls soon went to bed. After
they were asleep, Mrs. Boyd said,
“Jack, I wish you wouldn’t say
anything more about Christmas to
DY EMMA K. l'AltlllSII.
Jack lmd just hoard of Christmas
lor the first time! Ten years old,
and never knew about Christmas j the children.”
before! Jack’s mother was a won-1 “Why. is it had?”asked Jack, so
rj-, overworked woman, and had no j astonished tlmt he stopped wliit-
heart to tell the children about! tling.
merry times and beautiful tilings! “No, of course not; hut you arc
in which they could have no share, getting their heads full of notions
His parents were very poor, about fine things they never can
When I tell you that they lived in
a log-house you might think so, al
though some people live very com
fortable in log-houses. But when
Jack’s ejes twinkled.
“Oli, hut you don’t understand,
liousu bui'oiu tlmt winter. Site cut
them out ill all iiiutincr of shapes
that feminine ingeiiuitj- and a ease
knife could compass, not forget
ting a bird fur Jaucj-, witli a re
markably plump hill, nnd n little
girl for Mary, witli tlie toes turned
out. She also made sonic halls ot
brown sugar (tlie Boyds never
thought of such a luxury as white
sugar), to make believe candy, for
she didn’t know Jack lmd bought
Now, i am going to tell you
Sundays lmd dawned with just
wood enough to cook lircaklas,,,
tlmt slie began to dread tlmt day
purtieiilarlj-, for tier husband was
almost sure to go away right after
breakfast and spend tho whole day
at the neighbors’ houses, while his
owii family shivered around a half-
Mr. Boyd said never a word
about tlie hag, and the iinsiis|icet-
ing household thought it contained
corn or some other uninteresting
vegetable, nnd paid little attention
But Air. Boj-d insisted on their
going in with tlie other things, and
I think they were prized by tho
children a little inure dearly, ii' such
n thing could ho possible, than
those which they called their
Now, [ can’t begin to describe
the joyful time they lmd tho next
morning, und particularly tlie utter
astonishment of Jack, who didn’t
expect n thing, nnd hadn’t even
liung up a stocking. When that
devoted hoy recognized one of hie
own gray socks crammed full of
knobs and bundles, with a beauti
ful plush cap on tap, lie was almost
out of liis wits. Likewise, Mrs.
Boyd’s surprise was as great at the
discovery of her new dress. The
little gills wore too Imppy that day
to do much else than count and nr- •
range nnd rc-nrrnngc their delight
ful Christmas presents.
Mr. Boyd killed u chicken, and
Jack contributed four quails which
ho lmd caught since market day,
and (lie festival o! Christmas was
kept witli much hilarity by the
Tlie neighbors, one by one, wero
surprised that Mr. Boyd hadn't
dropped in, ns lie usually did on
Sundays and holidays. " But Mr.
Boyd was engaged elsewhere. And
this was only tlie licginnlng ol good
days for tlmt Tamily, for, somehow,
the Christinas feeling seemed to
last through nil tlie year with Mr.
Boyd, nnd through many other
years; nnd the little hall set roil
ing by Jack with Ids quail traps,
grew to lie n mighty globe of hap
piness for the whole fumilj*.
mother,” said he; “may lie .Santa I -t*ck
what Air. Bovd did after lie met; to it. It also stood there all tlie
Tlie Tlionmsvillc correspondent
of the Savannah Ninon says: It is
all foolishness for a man to say
tlmt there is no profit in funning.
If there is a failure, tlie fault is in
the man, nnd not in the vocation,
Haid an intelligent farmer. Tho
truth is that tlioso men who keep
their smoke houses and oorn cribs
in tlie West will uiways fail, be
cause they farm only ns ngents for
tlie commission merchants who fur
nish the supplies. A farmer in
tlii v county told ine to day tlmt be
lmd kept an accuract recoal of farm
ing operations for tlie past ten
years. He has raised his own corn
at tlie average price of 35 cents a
bushel, nnd fattened his own bacon
SR. W. T. PARK,
; (Office Oppo«U Kimball Houx), Decatur SMrret.)
Thirty years In *ucces»fkil Ueutment of all
Chronic DDeasc*. Iu eltlirr sex, nud various com*
plicated old standiiiK dbe-ises uj on which others
Cur.* Byphil's in nil its forms, Nvurt.laid.
Rheumatism, Ulcera.lCanccrs, Stomach and Dowel
Affections, l’i'e# and Fistula.
Kidney, and all afftKltons of tho Lriuary orpins,
Womb,‘Diseases, etc, Also opium nnd Morpbit.e
^ AH*witli safe and pleasant Remedies, and with
out Mercury, Poisonous or Nauseous I W#
At the patients* iiouies, anywhere, (he lontish-
iiig M edict I a Irice, MedUihe, ec % through mail
nndcxpr.au); or, If desired, or the com* requires
it. laket twtients under his personal super vision
Iu Atlanta. , .
Mail to buna full history and statement for
y.*ar a tli-tioii. symptom*, etc., and p'*ta»o for
hi* replr, terms, etc, or. come to Atlanta and
consult'him Iu peraiii. C ill upoh or write to
_ l>y tlio toy store He lmd ) next day, and the children grew a t four cents per pound. It can bo
I bay that the snowdriftc through : Claus will come this year.” I H° ,,c *° the village to have a“good . quite used to the sight of it. | easy seen how this man can afford
the cracks in the roof until the | His mother shook her head. time.” That d.dn’t mean,us It does Sunday went by quietly, nnd, to j t 0 soil cotton for less than the man
chamber floor was fit to go sleighing I “You know 1 caught one quail with some inon, to get tipsy; but | the surprise ofnil, Mr. Boyd stayed | who pays from a dollar to a dollar
on, and that it was so cold down-! to-day?’’ whispered Jack. j it meant lie was going to M lingers at home, making it his especial am j n quarter for corn, and from
stairs that the gravy froze on the I “Well!” said his mother. I grocery, where he could meet pen* j business to hold Janey on his lap,
children's plates while they were I “Well 1 ’m going to save ’em all i pi®* al1 ^ ®**d joke, and keep j and keep the stove well filled with
eatiug breakfast, ami tlmt the little | the week, und Saturday tnke'em to ‘ warm. | wood. Janey wasn t feeling well
girls had no shoes but cloth ones the meat-man in the village. Ij Mr. ]Joj*d had been chopping | that da}*, and this unusual atten-
which their mother sewed to their ! guess he will buy ’em. I heard wood fora farmer, und had received lion to her made tlie family very
stockings, you will see that they 1 that quails were fetching two cents \ Ids pay; but instead of going duti-1 kindly disposed toward their father,
were very poor indeed. Mrs. Boyd, i apiece. And I’m going to get | f wljy home and consulting with liis ; whom of late they had come to re-
Jack’s mother, generally went | enough money to buy tlie girls j w *lc about wlmt lie should liny, ho > gard almost as an alien,
about her work with u shawl tied j something nice, and you must! was g°lng to “look arouiid” and j Jack, whose shoes wero not yet
around her, and a comforter over; make ’em Imng up their stockings, i 8CC w hat Monger lmd. He was worn out, went to Sunday.scbool,
Iter ears, on account of the earache; j mother, and then we will put the j touched at tho sight of Jack’s poor , and after his return the winter day
and on the (.oldest days she kept * the tilings in utter they get asleep.” 1 Jittle package of gifts, but I doubt was soon gone. Then he began to
Jack’s little sisters wrapped up His mother smiled quite cheer-;** it would have made much im- fidget, ami wa** very desirous that
from head to foot and perched on fully. “Well,” said she, ‘do the I pressiou oil his iniud if somebody (ds mother idiotil I put the little
chairs near the stove, so they best you can.” I lmcln’t, walked^ in and asked^in a ' gjil» to bed; wiiil**, **irt»Ugc to »ay,
Dr. J. K. Simmons’ Carminative!
For tha cats of D>M*ntfrv, DisBun.az, Choir ra,
ChuliTt Morbus, Cholera Inf*niuiti, Cramps In
the Htotnach ifq Hoad?. It arts like a charm,
r.Itovc*the p*la>uil prill"* at once, flow not
leave I he bowels ru.tivc. It *ivc« uu| aralk*le.l
satisfaction to all who u.* it- Fries tic to $1.00
be,,u - ***&£itHMOHt,
•MJTO.I/ Cvttou Avenir, A tunic lit. U.
maj’ be, starve, before tlial lime. nn<i sometimes apples or eider; ami • quarts of Brazil nut*, ami walnuts, j trundle bed, with their little red
But Jack luiind out. He was go- so he |>as*ed many a pleasant hour 1 nm ' filbert*, awl almond*, with all stocking* hanging behind the door,
ing to school that winter, and one in gossip n.id farm talk, while liis j 0*® lounger* looking on, very much j Mr. Boyd sat with his back to llio
learns so much at school! He own little fumilj’ shivered glooindjr interested in tlie spectacle. Then door, so Jack slmped in Ids pres-
came home one night brimful of at home. ! lie bought raisins, and candj’, and I ents without Ida lather's seeing him,
the news that Christmas would be Bj’ Saturday morning Jack lmd i orange*, Air. Aiiinger .growing 1 u nd went to bib cold bed up stairs,
there in three weeks, and that San- ten quails. Tlie four traps lmd not more smiling every minute. j -’Aint you going to hang up
In Claus would eomc down chiin- boon ns fruitful as they ought to I “Going to keep Christinas, I your stockings, mother?” asked
neys and say, “I wish you .Merry . have been, perhaps, but tins was ; ’. ness, said lie," rubbing Ids hands Mr. Boyd after Jack had gone.
Christmas!” and then put lots ol doing very well, and lie trudged together. Airs. Boyd looked startled,
nice things in all the stockings. joyfully to town with Ids game “That I am ; ‘Christmas comes “Why no," she answered, besi-
Mrs. Bovd heard him talking, hanging on a stick over Ids slioul-j l’"t once a year,’and there are lit- tatingly, not kuowing whether tlie
and was glad the children were en- der. The meat-man did indeed j tic folks up at our house who’ve ‘ question was asked in irony or in
joying themselves, but ho|>cd from give two cents apiece for quails, j looking for it will: ail their I earnest.
her heart that they wouldn't ex- nnd be invited Jack to bring all I eyes for u fortnight.” , “You better,” said Air. Boyd,
poet anything, only to be bitterly ' he could get. TI»«d he bought a bushel of ap- g„j ng to the hag in the corner, nnd
eleven to fifteen cents a pound fur
bacon. An other instance in this
county: F)ur years ago a gentle
man started a pear orchard of twen
ty live trues. To-day ho has ten
acres and two thousand young
trees, and will sell them all this
season. Four years ago ho waB
offered two thousand dollars for
tlie farm of three hundred acres.
Now lie lias refused twelve thous
and and live hundred collars. And
yet some people will say there is no
money in farming.
As long ns dogs are left untaxed
and allowed to roam at will over
tlie whole country, we need not ex
pect farmers to invest much mon
ey iu tlie finest und choicest sheep.
I'lie ravages of dogs in one night
may destroy hundreds of dollars
wortli of sliccp. We are an earnest
advocate of a strenuous dog-law in
every Gulf State. Down with the
wortldcss curs ! They cat enough
j one year to pay almost tlie entire
, State taxes.
; Tim legislator who refused to
rote for a rigid dog tax, is recreant
to the sacred trust reposed on him.
Pray, give us some good reason
why sliccp are taxed and dogs ex